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'Khan visited Timbuktu for uranium'

The London accountant who accompanied Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan to Timbuktu on three occasions in 1998, 1999 and 2000 says the 'father' of the Pakistani bomb witnessed the digging of a well, toured an......

Pride, prejudice and irony at DMK state conference

A Ganesh Nadar marvels at the grandiose state conference of the DMK, held in Tiruchirappalli over the weekend If someone from, say, Timbuktu visited Tiruchirappalli now, they’d be forgiven......

Stunning PHOTOS from across the globe

Here’s a collection of some of the best photos shot by Reuters lensmen in the last few days A woman carrying her baby and wrapped with a shawl walks through a sandstorm in Timbuktu. Click......

MUST READ: Delhi on world's most hated cities list

A recent survey conducted by CNNGo lists the ten most hated cities in the world.Shabby buildings, overpopulated streets, relentless touts and obnoxious waiters make some of these cities annoying to......

The event that inspired Al Qaeda

Nothing -- not even the rise of Osama bin Laden -- shook the foundations of Saudi Arabia as the siege of Mecca 28 years ago. On November 20, 1979, scores of armed militants -- some say, numbering......

'India has the innate ability to glocalize'

In the controversy over outsourcing, the movement of jobs to India found an unlikely ally-- Thomas L Friedman, the legendary foreign affairs columnistof The New York Times. A three-time Pulitzer......

Timbuktu, Titli and everything inbetween

All the action on Day 2 at the Cannes Film Festival. Timbuktu denotes remoteness, even myth, in English. It is actually a town in Mali. It is also a riveting film in the high-fenced competition......

Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne, Jullianne Moore win

The 87th Annual Academy Awards have been announced. A quick glance at the winners, listed in bold: BEST PICTURE American Sniper  Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Boyhood The......

Birdman, Boyhood, American Sniper sweep Oscar 2015 nominations

The 87th Annual Academy awards nominations were announced by directors JJ Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón as well as Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, at the......

PIX: Winter Sleep, and more at Cannes 2014

Will Winter Sleep win the top award at the Cannes film festival? With the screening of Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep, the claimants for the Palme d’Or reach the maddening last lap of......

Karan Johar's next film has no songs!

Can you imagine a Karan Johar film withoutmusic?Just whenyou thought it was an impossibility, Johar has announced his latest production, a songless thriller to be directed by one of his assistants,......
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Conserving cultural heritage with Timbuktu mausoleums reconstruction

Three years after their destruction by extremists, the Timbuktu mausoleums are nearly restored through the extraordinary work carried out by local... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/conserving-cultural-heritage-timbuktu-mausoleums-reconstruction/
UN sources

rganisation's peacekeeping mission said. "Five peacekeepers from Burkina Faso were killed on today between Timbuktu and Goundam, during an attack... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/militants-kill-five-peacekeepers-in-northern-mali-un-sources-115070201172_1.html
Australia's Great Barrier Reef outlook poor but not "in danger" - UNESCO

* UNESCO says reef threatened * Stops short of listing "in danger" * Canberra plans to safeguard reef until 2050 * Environmental groups... ...

http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/07/01/australia-reef-idINL8N0ZG24Z20150701
Global Coalition Unite for Heritage launched in Bonn by UNESCO

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, launched the Global Coalition, Unite for Heritage, during the 39th session of the World Heritage... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/global-coalition-unite-heritage-launched-bonn-unesco/
UNESCO condemns 'barbaric' Islamic State attacks on heritage sites

The UN body also expressed its "deep concern" that IS militants could destroy the World Heritage site of Palmyra in Syria, which they captured in... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-unesco-condemns-barbaric-islamic-state-attacks-on-heritage-sites-2100162

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